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About Dr. Carmen Salvaterra
Dr. Carmen Salvaterra, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Columbia, MD, with other offices in Columbia, MD and Columbia, MD (and 1 other location). She has 30 years of experience. Her specialties include Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. Dr. Salvaterra is affiliated with Montgomery General Hospital Inc, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Mercy Medical Center Inc. She speaks English.
Dr. Carmen Salvaterra has the following 3 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Critical Care Medicine
Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.
- Pulmonary Disease
A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.
Dr. Carmen Salvaterra has the following 1 expertise
Dr. Carmen Salvaterra has 3 board certified specialties
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Dr. Carmen Salvaterra is Board Certified in 3 specialties
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I first met Doc Salvattera in the hospital 4 Â½ years ago after an unrelated illness which prompted a chest ct scan which turned out to be ok except for a small spot on my right lung. The docâs hospital bedside manners and clam voice at the time convinced to do a follow up exam in her office in the coming weeks. She was and is very thorough in her practice and very attentive with her patients. The doc followed my care for 8 months with many appointments and explained her finding with utmost concerns and as it turned out was right on the money in her final diagnosis. She was there in my room after the surgery to make sure all went well. Thank You Doc!
I have worked with Dr. Salvaterra in a professional manner. I always thought she spent quite a bit of time with her patients. She was always attentive to their need and the needs of the nursing staff. We still haven't found a diagnosis but she is continuing the search. As a patient I feel respected by Dr. Salvaterra. I would recommend her to any pulmonology patient.
Dr. Salvaterra is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Montgomery General Hospital Inc
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Mercy Medical Center Inc
St Agnes Hospital
Howard County General Hospital
Laurel Regional Hospital
30 Years Experience
New York Medical College
Graduated in 1983
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